Our brain can save a huge amount of information, but we cannot control what information it saves. We remember things only if we memorize them or have them in front of our eyes for a long time. For commemorating information, we make use of mobiles, tablets, paper book, etc.
Papers have become an outdated technique of making notes. They are unreliable because people could lose the paper before executing the task written on it. We can’t carry a book and pen everywhere we go.
The best way to remember things quickly is using a note-taking app. Here’s a good example that proves that technology is better than traditional note keeping methods.
Imagine that you’re traveling in a train. Suddenly, you see a banner ad that has information on a product you like. The ad has the contact number of the shop selling the product. It also reveals a mouth-watering discount. If you’re not carrying a pen and paper, you may not be able to note down the contact details. If you have installed a notes app on your mobile device, you could have quickly jotted down the phone number.
Notes app are of two types, offline and online.
Online notes app such as Evernote and Google Keep will sync your notes to a cloud server. The major disadvantage of using them is that accessing the core features of the app requires account registration.
The note-taking apps are great alternatives to notebooks. You can create as many notes as you want and guess what? you don’t have to pay any subscription fee for using them.
Below are the top Android apps for writing notes.
5 great Android note taking apps
Once you run the ColorNote app, you’ll see a simple UI that flaunts an option for adding a note. Tap it. The app will now open a popup box with the option to create notes of two types, text and to-do checklist.
After selecting the note type, start entering your content. ColorNote will save the note automatically when you press the back button or enter any character on the text-field. It lets users do the following things with their notes:
- Change color, send it to other mobile device or computer.
- Archive, set as a reminder.
The application lets you filter notes by their modification/creation date, reminder time, name, and color. It allows users to back up their notes online.Download ColorNote
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Keep My Notes
The KPN app lets you add notes to folders. You can create as many folders and notes you want with this application. KPN provides undo/redo tool. It allows you to change the font size of the text content. It includes an option to underline or highlight certain words.
KPN displays the number of characters and words your note has on its status bar. Users can sort their notes by creation or modification date in KPN. They can backup/restore their work. The app can convert your handwriting to text. To use this feature, you must enter words on the phone’s screen.Download KPN
The app is quite similar to ColorNote. It prompts users to sign in the Gnotes online service. Ignore this option and tap the circular button with a plus sign icon to create a note. Once you do so, the app opens a neat UI with an option to:
- Add attachment, pictures.
- Undo/redo typing.
- Insert DateTime.
The app lets you set a note as a reminder, and checklist. It allows you to find a specific detail in a note. GNotes lets you see the number of words a note has. It also displays its modification and creation time. It has the function to enable password or pattern lock protection for a specific note.
The app supports UI customization. You can change the interface color or the font size from the settings panel. Notes created by the user are shown on in the main UI.Download GNotes
ClevNote is a smart application with many features. It allows you to categorize notes into folders. By default, the app creates the following folders where you can save your notes:
- Bank accounts.
- Grocery, birthday, website URL.
CN lets you lock folders and sort them by:
- Creation/modification, reminder, and last read time.
The app has advertisements, advanced folder options, passcode lock feature, and an option to backup or restore the notes.Download ClevNote
Note Everything is an Android application that has a size less than 2 megabytes. It has several interesting features.
The app supports text and hand-drawn notes. NE application lets users change the ink color of brush, stroke width and has an eraser tool. The text note interface is intuitive and it offers the same features found in other note-taking apps mentioned on our list.
NE application allows you to export or import TextNotes from/to the MicroSD card in the phone or tablet. Because of its simple interface, Note Everything app is compatible with Android 1.5 and later operating systems.Download Note Everything
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If you hate creating digital notes with the Android keyboard app, then FiiWrite app is for you. This application provides a canvas where you must draw words you want in the note. It has a function to change ink color and thickness of the brush.
FiiWrite includes a lasso tool and you can create unlimited digital notebooks with colored templates of your choice. It runs on Android 2.2+ devices.Download FiiWrite
Conclusion: If you’re searching for a free tool to create, manage and take notes on your Android tablet or phone, download the apps we’ve shared above.